Leica are seeking to recruit a PhD Chemist to fill a Senior Scientist role at their Newcastle site. The suitable candidate will provide chemistry guidance to Leica Biosystems, have practical experience and experience of managing external chemistry projects with collaborators and Universities.

Position Summary and Overview
To support Leica Biosystems to remain and expand as an effective and efficient developer of high quality new products and to ensure cost effective and timely product development.

Major Responsibilities
The generation and evaluation of detection systems for use in cancer diagnosis in manual and automated staining systems.
To provide technical leadership to a project; develop, plan, and execute experiments to drive the development of detection systems, ensuring that delivery of the project to business is within budget and on schedule
Driving and supporting departmental innovations programmes and interacting with Innovations Department to initiative novel product development
To manage multiple internal stakeholders throughout the product development process, from tissue culture production to manufacturing, to quality control and quality assurance for the benefit of the project
Providing support to and deputise for the Head of Detection in regard to interdepartmental matters
Provide supervisory support and mentoring for a small project team.
Devising detailed plans for the development, verification and validation of new products. This requires a comprehensive literature search, a review of existing/rival products, and use of databases prior to deciding which approach to use
Ongoing awareness of competitor activity and new technologies.

Required Skills/Experience
Experience of working within a regulated environment
Significant experience of scientific techniques relevant to the role
Proven ability to write reports and supporting documentation to a high standard.

Ability to undertake research with minimal supervision
Ability to write concise and reports
Excellent communication skills (verbal/written)
Ability to manage complex technical projects

Please refer to Form 4035
Education List of Education, Certifications, Training
Degree (or equivalent) within a relevant scientific subject
Further degree (PhD or MSc) would be advantageous.
Travel % of Travel, include approximate overnight stays per week
Travel expectations within this role are minimal (<20%)

This role shall be based at Newcastle upon Tyne

Reporting to:
This role reports into the Head of Detection Systems

There is no fixed closing date for this position but if you wish to apply, please send your CV to